51 Thoughtful, Homemade Gifts for Your Girlfriend

Hey, we’ve all been there.

It’s your girlfriend’s birthday or perhaps some ridiculous anniversary that nobody else celebrates, and you don’t have a gift.

Not only that, you don’t really have any money to spend on a gift.

That can be a problem.

Thankfully, we’ve compiled a list of homemade gifts for your girlfriend that might just bail you out.

Enjoy!

1. DIY Wooden Ring Holder

Cheap DIY Ring Holder

Believe it or not, this cool looking ring holder is pretty simple to make. We used a Dremel Maker Kit to do it, but you might be able to get by with tools you already have.

Here’s a link to our YouTube video showing exactly how to make this yourself, plus 4 other simple DIY gifts like a bracelet, necklace, and more. ​

2. DIY CANDY CAKE

DIY Candy Cake

Can’t bake? No problem. This candy cake will satisfy any sweet tooth. See how it’s done here.

3. MAKE A GLITTER NECKLACE

Sparkle necklace DIY

No need to spend big money on jewelry. This DIY necklace looks awesome and is easy to do. Here’s how it’s done, Via Clumsy Crafter

4. MAKE A PEARL NECKLACE

DIY Pearl necklace

Need to look like you spent more money? Check out this DIY pearl necklace for about $10 fromDivine Caroline.

5. DIY FLOWERS FROM COFFEE FILTERS

DIY coffee filter flowers

A dozen roses? Who has that kind of cash? Let Just Bella show you how to make your own flowers out of coffee filters.

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6. HOMEMADE FLOWER MONOGRAM

DIY flower monogram

Best part? These flowers are fake… via the Decoist

7. GIRLS WEEKEND IN A JAR

Girls weekend jar

Get her a weekend away with a friend… the upside for you is that you can play some golf that same weekend! Via Southerstateofmindblog.com

8. WHATEVER IN A JAR

Gifts in a jar

Didn’t like the girls weekend in a jar idea? You can put all kinds of things in a jar and make a great homemade gift out of it. Learn more at The Gunny Sack.

9. HOMEMADE HAND SOAP

DIY handsoap

Mason jars can make all kinds of things look cute in the eyes of your girlfriend. Check out this homemade hand soap from The Happier Homemaker.

10. HOMEMADE FRAGRANCE FOR HOME

homemade fragrance

Make your place smell better… perhaps like a Williams Sonoma store according to My Frugal Adventures.

11. PEDICURE IN A JAR

Pedicure in a jar

Every woman loves a good pedicure. This is a cheaper way to get it done. Via Evermine.

12. DIY STENCILED COASTERS

DIY stenciled coasters

Via The36thAvenue.

13. HOMEMADE CHALKBOARD MUG

homemade chalkboard mug

The cool thing about this is that you can do a handwritten, personal message or design and have some fun with it. See instructions on WitandWhistle

14. JAR LID MAGNETS

Jar magnets - DIY

See instructions on the 36th Avenue blog.

15. DIY WIND CHIME

DIY Wind Chime

Maybe you saved some beach shells from a vacation together? Repurpose them into a wind chime that she can hang on a patio. Via Completely Coastal.

16. HOMEMADE MASON JAR SNOW GLOBE

DIY Snow Globe

Great gift if your girlfriend has a winter birthday, or for Christmas. Via Michaela Noelle Designs.

17. DIY LAPTOP CLUTCH

DIY laptop clutch

I’ll admit this one is a little more involved, but makes for a great gift for the working woman in your life. Via the Pretty Life Girls.

18. DIY MULTI-STRAND SCARF

Scarf made from a t-shirt

From Rabbit Food for My Bunny Teeth – this is a really cool project because you can use one of your (or her) old t-shirts to make the scarf out of, which ups the sentimental value. Also – no sewing required! See instructions here.

19. HOMEMADE BUTTON BOOKMARKS

DIY button bookmarks

Have a girlfriend who loves to read? Here is a simple and cheap way to make a gift she’ll love. Find the full instructions at IHeartNapTime.com

20. JERSEY KNIT BRACELET

Jersey knit bracelet

It looks really complicated, but it’s actually not too hard to make. Check out instructions at V and Co.

21. DIY PICTURE CLOCK

DIY picture clock

This is one she won’t believe you actually created yourself. Check out Rosy Red Buttons for details.

22. RUSTIC WALL SHELF

Finished Shelf from pallets

Made completely out of pallets, give your girlfriend a nice accent piece for her apartment, and she’ll think of you every time she sees it. (Which also means she’ll probably burn it if you ever break up…) See full tutorial here.

23. IPAD CASE

ipad case DIY

Via Oh So Lovely Vintage blog

24. HOMEMADE DECORATIVE CLIP BOARD

Clip Board

Via IHeartNapTime

25. INSTAGRAM COASTERS

Instagram Coaster

Is she an Instagramist? (not really a word)… If so, check out Tatertots & Jello’s tutorial on how to make these coasters out of some of your best Instagram shots.

26. DIY HAND WARMERS

DIY Hand Warmers

via Rae Ann Kelly

27. STEPPING STONE IN A CAKE PAN

DIY Garden Stone

Great gift idea, particularly if she spends a lot of time in the garden or has an outdoor walkway. ViaIntimate Weddings

28. SCRABBLE COASTERS

DIY Scrabble Coasters

Dating an English teacher, book worm, or just somebody who just loves Scrabble? Here is a super clever gift idea from the Gourmet Gab.

29. JAR OF MEMORIES

Jar of memories

This one is simple. Fill a jar full of stuff that has sentimental value like ticket stubs, random memories, etc. via 30 Handmade Days

30. COFFEE SUGAR SCRUB

Coffee Scrub

via Coupons and Freebies Mom

31. PERSONALIZED LOVE MAP

DIY Map Gift

Okay… so you may not be ready to give your girlfriend this gift just yet. However, maybe you could personalize it to where you are currently or maybe you could just save this idea for later!

Via PB Fingers

32. Personalized Wooden Hangers

Personalized Hangers - thesawguy.com

A thoughtful idea that your girlfriend is sure to like. Via Driven by Decor

33. Monogrammed Soap Bottle

Soap bottle - thesawyguy.com

She will love this idea! via The Idea Room

34. Lap Desk

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If she works on her computer a lot or does paperwork, she will love this idea. Via Shanty 2 Chic

35. DIY iPad Holder

Ipad holder - thesawguy.com

This is an excellent idea if she does a lot of cooking and uses her iPad. Via The Idea Room

36. Bath Bombs

Give her some relaxing bath bombs, and she will be forever grateful. Via Inspired by Charm

37. Cactus Ring Holder

Cactus Ring Holder - thesawguy.com

Surprise her with this trendy and fun gift idea. Via The Spruce Crafts

38. Homemade Engraved Mugs

Engraved mugs - thesawguy.com

Her next Moscow mule will taste even better in a mug that you engraved for her. Via Brit + Co

39. DIY Notebook Organizer

DIY Notebook Cover - thesawguy.com

Your girlfriend is sure to like the thought behind this DIY notebook cover. Crazy Little Projects

40. Lavender Lemon Soap

Lavender Lemon Soap - thesawguy.com

She will love the smell of this DIY lavender lemon soap! A Pumpkin And A Princess

41. Infused Olive Oils

Infused Olive Oils - thesawguy.com

If your girlfriend loves to cook, she will think these olive oils are fantastic! Just Put Zing

42. Glitter Dipped Coffee Mug

Glitter dipped mug - thesawguy.com

You might hate glitter, but odds are she will think you are even more impressive for making this! Typically Simple

43. Brass Hanging Planter

Brass planter - thesawguy.com

She doesn’t have to have green thumbs to enjoy this gift idea! A Beautiful Mess

44. DIY Ombre Kitchen Utensils

DIY Ombre Kitchen Utensils - thesawguy.com

Anything ombre is going to be a huge hit! Lydi Out Loud

45. DIY Etched Glasses

etched wine glasses - thesawguy.com

She will enjoy relaxing after a long day with a wine glass etched by you. The Pinning Mama

46. Homemade Vanilla Extract

Homemade Vanilla Extract - thesawguy.com

Put homemade vanilla extract in a cool bottle with a label, and she will go nuts! Tasty Yummies

47. Arm Knitted Blanket

Arm knit blanket - thesawguy.com

You will be shocked by how easy this is to make! Simply Maggie

48. Cement Planters

DIY Cement Planter - thesawguy.com

Get creative while making your girlfriend a cool gift. Remodelaholic

49. DIY Bracelet

DIY Bracelets - thesawguy.com

Give her some trendy and unique bracelets. I Always Pick The Thimble

50. Marble Clay Dish

DIY Clay Dish - thesawguy.com

These gorgeous bowls are perfect for holding jewelry and other trinkets. A Beautiful Mess

51. DIY Fabric Headband

Fabric Headbands - thesawguy.com

Don’t let the thought of sewing scare you. These are really easy! Alice & Lois

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